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Gone To The Weeds by postapocalypsia Gone To The Weeds by postapocalypsia
This is an abandoned farm I see every morning when I walk. It is covered in a purple flowering weed, and in the early light, contrasts very nicely with the dry grass.
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NeonPoweredFirefly Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2014
Hi, I don't mean to sound creepy, but whereabouts did you paint this, in Australia? Those gently rolling golden hills, gum trees, and rural atmosphere just beg for some Google Earth "street view" strolling around :) Love your paintings, by the way!
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postapocalypsia Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Yep, this is in Australia, in south east Qld, but how is that creepy...does it look familiar to you?
This view has since been turned into an instant suburb, so google street view is probably more appropriate now! :)
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NeonPoweredFirefly Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2014
I meant to say I didn't want to sound creepy asking you about where you painted that image because you mentioned you often walk by that location, and I thought maybe I would come across sort of stalker-y haha. It's a very nice painting, and I guess a kind of historical document now that the area's been urbanised. I grew up in a rural place not unlike the one you painted, and coming back to it again and again throughout the years has been a melancholy experience on many levels--to see it gradually become less and less "the countryside" and more and more "the suburbs"... I'm torn because people need a place to live, but I miss my childhood wildland and your painting transported me to those days and made me feel all fuzzy inside, so thanks :)
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postapocalypsia Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Yep, that's pretty much my story too...it's always sad to see wild places turned into suburbs, but I live in a house that was once on bushland so I can hardly point the finger at anyone else.
Sure makes me wistful though.
Thanks for the feedback :)
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Owlolo Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2013
Gorgeous picture. Your colors are very juicy and tasty!)) Feast for the eyes!
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postapocalypsia Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you kindly! I like colour - glad you like it :)
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RukahTsubasa Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2012
I love the lighting! Its so realistic yet impressionistic^^
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postapocalypsia Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you - I painted it onsite, which helped interpreting the lighting much easier :)
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Tolkyes Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Quite lovely. Somewhat impressionistic.
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dleoblack Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
WOW!
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